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Daily Digest 5/25 - Good News Friday: Routines Benefit Mental Health, Anti-Gerrymandering Effort Emerges From Senate Panel

Friday, May 25, 2018, 9:43 AM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!

Economy

Daily Routines Can Benefit Your Mental Health, According To A New Study & Here’s How To Kickstart Yours (Thomas R.)

Dr. Daniel Smith, professor of psychiatry at the University of Glasgow and a lead author on the study, told CNN, "It's widely known that a good night's sleep is a good thing for well-being and health. That's not a big surprise." What's less well-known, Smith said, is the fact that having a regular daily routine where you're active in daylight and inactive in darkness is also important for mental health.

Stacey Abrams just won a shot to be the first black woman governor in America (sv)

Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, won Tuesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial primary and is now set to be her party’s nominee in the open race to govern the state. She’ll face the Republican nominee, likely the winner of a runoff in July between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

We Really Only Ever Experience One Emotion (yogmonster)

These feelings can turn on a dime when circumstances change. Your anger becomes compassion when your partner suddenly realizes they’re wrong about an argument, and offers to pour you a glass of wine. Your anticipation turns to frustration once you realize you’ve been gifted a vacuum cleaner, instead of the iPad Pro you’ve been hinting at for months. Your anxiety turns to triumph when your talk gets a standing ovation.

Anti-gerrymandering effort emerges from Senate panel (sv)

If passed, the Senate and House majority and minority leaders would each recommend two commissioners, who would have to be approved by two-thirds vote from their own respective chamber. The governor would recommend three commissioners who would need to be approved by two-thirds of both chambers.

How Do I Actually Make Money From Buying Stocks? (Thomas R.)

Were you to acquire 100 shares for $2,500, you would be buying $272 in annual profit plus whatever future growth (or losses) the company generated. If you thought that a new management could cause fudge sales to explode so that your pro-rata profits would be 5x higher in a few years, then this would be an extremely attractive investment.

Early Hackers Used Whistles From Cap’n Crunch Cereal Boxes (Thomas R.)

Today, both Cap’n Crunch whistles and blue boxes are historical objects. A collection of the whistles are displayed at the Telephone Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, while the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, has one of Wozniak’s handmade blue boxes. Though thousands of miles apart, both physically and technologically, they’re reminders of the connections between hacking, computing, and cereal.

20 Ways to Invest $100 (Thomas R.)

You’re going to want liquidity if an emergency arises and, while many of the other types of ways to invest $100 might allow you to pull out your money quickly, there may be some drawbacks like pulling out of the market too early or needing money in the middle of a loan term. A money market account can even come with limited check writing capabilities to make your money accessible at any time.

They Served Their Time. Now They’re Fighting for Other Ex-Felons to Vote. (Jen H.)

Mr. Huerta is part of a growing national movement that is pushing to politically empower formerly incarcerated people by encouraging them to vote if they are eligible and pushing to restore their rights if they are not. Most states curb the voting rights of former felons to some degree; an estimated six million people nationwide are barred from voting because of felony convictions. But a number of states are now considering whether to get rid of the disenfranchisement laws that block felons from the polls.

Boston Wants People To Build Tiny Houses In Their Yards (Jen H.)

Indeed, tiny houses, micro-apartments, and right-sized studios have been gaining in popularity in cities across the country. The Plugin House, like the “Katrina Cottage” that helped kick off the tiny house movement in the last decade, keeps things simple: easy and inexpensive to build, for as little as $50,000.

Canada protects largest coniferous forest in the world (sv)

Boreal (or coniferous) forests occur in northern climes with long, cold winters and short summers. They are among the world's densest forests.

Canada's boreal zone is home to threatened wood bison, peregrine falcon and woodland caribou populations.

Ancient Earth (tmn)

470 million years ago, Ordovician Period. The seas are diverse and the first coral reefs emerge. Algae is the only multicellular plant, and there is still no complex life on land. Jawless fishes, the first vertebrates, appear.

Gold & Silver

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thc0655
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Would've been better if the teacher was armed

He certainly has the heart to defend his students. He just needed a firearm to level the field. Or schools can keep relying on "Gun free school zone" signs.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hero-science-teacher-tackled-student-gunman-at-indiana-school/ar-AAxOahp?ocid=spartandhp

A brave science teacher did not hesitate when a student walked into his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School with a pair of handguns and then opened fire.

Jason Seaman, identified by his mother and students as the hero teacher, was shot three times Friday morning as he lunged at the gunman in a bid to protect his class.

The shooter fired off several rounds before “Mr. Seaman started running at him, he’s a teacher, a science teacher — he tackled him to the ground,” a student, who did not wish to be identified, told Fox 59.

“He’s a hero. If he didn’t do anything he probably would have continued shooting and a lot more of us would have been injured and possibly killed, so it was just something that most people would not have done but he was really brave to do it.”

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